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Meet The 10 Billionaire Tycoons Who Rule Their Countries' Economies

Meet The 10 Billionaire Tycoons Who Rule Their Countries' Economies | News in english | Scoop.it

From his perch in a 108,000 square-foot mansion carved into the bluffs overlooking Tbilisi, Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili lords over his homeland.

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#santé #health Study links pollution to autism | TIME

#santé #health Study links pollution to autism | TIME | News in english | Scoop.it

A new study offers strong evidence that environmental toxins play a role in the disorder. The report looked at birth defects associated with parental exposure to pollution and found a 1% increase in the defects corresponded to a 283% increase in autism

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What does the biggest free trade deal in history mean for the environment?

What does the biggest free trade deal in history mean for the environment? | News in english | Scoop.it

Can free trade between the EU and US be sustainable? With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates.

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Putin Consulting opens for business in London - just don't ask to speak to Mr Putin - Telegraph

Putin Consulting opens for business in London - just don't ask to speak to Mr Putin  - Telegraph | News in english | Scoop.it

Vladimir Putin's first cousin has founded a company in London offering "special protection" for businesses wanting to invest in Russia. But a visit to their offices failed to find evidence of the powerful president's family

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Rich will live life to the full 20 years longer than poor, official figures show - Telegraph

Rich will live life to the full 20 years longer than poor, official figures show - Telegraph | News in english | Scoop.it

Stark divide in life chances between rich and poor laid bare in official study showing most well-off have 20 years more of productive lifespan than most deprived

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#lgbt At Women in the World, the Reality of Uganda’s Brutal Gay Ban

#lgbt At Women in the World, the Reality of Uganda’s Brutal Gay Ban | News in english | Scoop.it

Clare Byarugaba endures the fear and violence that have followed her nation’s cruel crackdown. In Los Angeles, she and other female activists reported on their struggles for equality.

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Are prison labor companies lobbying to keep prisoners in jail for nonviolent offenses?

Are prison labor companies lobbying to keep prisoners in jail for nonviolent offenses? | News in english | Scoop.it

A group called Correctional Vendors Association is attempting to influence a new bill reforming minimum sentencing

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Manal al-Sharif May Be Saudi Arabia's Most Awesome Woman

Manal al-Sharif May Be Saudi Arabia's Most Awesome Woman | News in english | Scoop.it

Manal al-Sharif, the Saudi Arabian woman who sparked a protest movement when she defied the ban on women drivers with a YouTube video of herself behind the wheel, has been called the Rosa Parks of her country.

But don't call her an activist.

Al...

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Lebanese citizens get official permission to resist #Israel | The National #lebanon

Lebanese citizens get official permission to resist #Israel | The National #lebanon | News in english | Scoop.it

The deal was reached a few hours after Israel’s army shelled southern Lebanon in retaliation for a bomb that targeted its soldiers patrolling the border.

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US Is Now An 'Enemy Of The Internet'

US Is Now An 'Enemy Of The Internet' | News in english | Scoop.it

Reporters Without Borders has added the United States to its "Enemies of the Internet" for the first time since the survey began in 2006.

The watchdog group—which had already dropped the US several places on its Press Freedom Index...

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Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots | News in english | Scoop.it

Bill Gates believes that within 20 years a lot of jobs will be replaced by software.

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A Fun Way to Fight Goldman Sachs and Other Wall Street Banks

A Fun Way to Fight Goldman Sachs and Other Wall Street Banks | News in english | Scoop.it

"[Goldman Sachs] is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." -- Rolling Stone Reporter Matt Taibbi


Goldman Sachs and other the Wall Street bank...

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Karzai: We Don't Need U.S. Troops In Afghanistan | TIME

Karzai: We Don't Need U.S. Troops In Afghanistan | TIME | News in english | Scoop.it

Afghanistan's outgoing president said the Afghani military is ready to handle security missions without the help of the United States and reiterated his opposition to a deal that would allow a residual American force to remain in the country

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I Went to a Health Food Convention and Did Unhealthy Things | VICE United States

I Went to a Health Food Convention and Did Unhealthy Things  | VICE United States | News in english | Scoop.it

I've been to a lot of health food conventions where I've gotten high or wasted with fellow "healthy" types. At this year's convention, I met a woman with a daughter named "Rainbeau," ate fake Taco Bel…

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Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours' - Telegraph

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours' - Telegraph | News in english | Scoop.it

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim

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FBI-sting paedophile jailed for life

FBI-sting paedophile jailed for life | News in english | Scoop.it

A former trainee teacher caught 11 years ago in an FBI sting targeting paedophiles has been jailed for life for trying to abduct two girls.

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Crude Power: The Truth About Africa's Oil Millions

Crude Power: The Truth About Africa's Oil Millions | News in english | Scoop.it

Documentary maker Rachel Boynton reveals how she gained the trust of oilmen, masked militants, and Brad Pitt in her mission to show the truth about the corrupt African oil industry.

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Never Forget? The CIA Report and the Problem With Hindsight

Never Forget? The CIA Report and the Problem With Hindsight | News in english | Scoop.it

It’s easy make judgments about the agency’s post- 9/11 decisions here in the relative clarity of 2014. But the unknown was terrifying then.

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Qatar Labour Controversy Becomes Part of Gulf Dispute Over Muslim Brotherhood

Qatar Labour Controversy Becomes Part of Gulf Dispute Over Muslim Brotherhood | News in english | Scoop.it

Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar because of its support of the Muslim Brotherhood have expanded to exploit criticism of labour conditions in the Gulf state in advance of the 2022 World Cup....

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Antiwar.com Original » Brzezinski Mapped Out the Battle for Ukraine in 1997 » Print

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A Look at Who's Poised to Become No.2 at the Fed

A Look at Who's Poised to Become No.2 at the Fed | News in english | Scoop.it

Gerald Epstein: Former Bank of Israel Chief Stanley Fischer will likely
become the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, but his record shows
consistent catering to Wall Street rather than bringing the country to full
employment

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Revealed: California Police Departments Are Using Mass Surveillance Tool

Revealed: California Police Departments Are Using Mass Surveillance Tool | News in english | Scoop.it
Revealed: California Police Departments Are Using Mass Surveillance Tool
Documents show the widespread use of stingray surveillance devices, which collect data about innocent people.
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